You’ve finally decided that the next big purchase for your home is a grill. You’ve read online reviews and you’re feeling confident in your decision. But wait, does it have to be just any grill? What about this one? Why isn’t it good? Which one should I get? You can’t figure out which grill is best for you.
Don’t worry! We’ve created a simple guide to help you choose the perfect grill for your needs and budget so you can enjoy cooking at home without all the stress.
Check out our 5 Mistakes Home Cooks Make When Using a Kitchen Grill and How to Avoid Them guide to learn more!
Mistake #1: Not Considering Your Space
The first mistake home cooks make is not considering their space. If you have a small kitchen, it may be difficult to find a grill that fits into your space. So you might want to consider some other options.
Mistake #2: Buying a Gas Grill Without Checking for Propane Leaks
It’s easy to purchase a gas grill that looks great and has all the bells and whistles. But home cooks often forget to check for leaks before purchasing, which is a huge mistake!
In this piece, we’ll help you avoid this common mistake so you can be happy with your grill.
Mistake #3: Cooking Too Many Dishes at Once
#3. Cooking Too Many Dishes at Once
It’s tempting to cook a lot of dishes in one pot, but this can be a mistake. Remember that most kitchen grills are designed for cooking at low temperatures. This means you should use them to cook only one dish or two dishes at the most. When you’re cooking more than two dishes, it’s best to use multiple pans on the stovetop and avoid placing too many heavy items on your grill like a large pot or Dutch oven.
Mistake #4: Using the Wrong Oils or Pans
When it comes to grilling, you don’t want to be using the wrong type of oil or pan. Using the wrong type of surface area can cause your food to stick and will also lead to a clogged grill. To avoid this, use a non-stick grill mat for easy clean up and cooking.
If you’re going for a BBQ flavor, try using apple wood chips instead of traditional chips on your grill. This will add a unique flavor to your beef that most people won’t be able to do with traditional flavors.
Mistake #5: Forgetting to Clean the Grill After Use.
Most people don’t think about the fact that it’s important to clean your grill after each use. Cooking on a dirty grill can lead to food sticking to the cooking surface and other unsavory messes. A well-maintained grill is an enjoyable cooking experience.
Simply heat up the grill (let it heat up for at least 10 minutes) and remove all food from the grates before cleaning the cooking surface. Use a damp cloth or sponge with dish soap, water, or even diluted vinegar and water to clean off any excess food residue. After you’re done, let the grill fully cool before moving on to step two of this guide.